Anticipated Movies of 2014

Hira Khan, Staff Writer

As Gatsby’s extravagant bashes and the  zombie pandemics of 2013 come to an end, 2014 prepares to showcase its films for the new year.

One of the most anticipated films for the upcoming year, “Noah”, will certainly appeal to many. Starring Russell Crowe, who recently appeared in “Les Miserables,”  and Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, who were in the 2013 hit “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the film is based on the biblical epic Noah’s Ark. It is set to arrive in theaters on March 28, 2014.

Marvel fans, without a doubt, will also be satisfied with the offerings of 2014. Set to release four new movies in the upcoming year, Marvel will surely impress their growing audience. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” are all highly anticipated Marvel sequels planned for released in Spring 2014. A new Marvel film series, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” will be featured in theaters next summer and will showcase the Marvel Comics superhero team in action.

Die hard comedy lovers, many of whom are Ward Melville students, are jumping with excitement for the release of the “21 Jump Street” sequel, “22 Jump Street”.

“I can’t wait to watch the sequel in theaters. I can’t wait to see my boy Ice Cube again!” said junior Jon Wei.

Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will move-up from undercover high school officers working under Capt. Dickinson, played by Jon Wei’s “boy” Ice Cube”, to undercover college officers in the action-comedy film scheduled to be released in theaters on June 13, 2014.

Another anticipated favorite, “The Monuments Men”, directed by the acclaimed George Clooney, unveils a true story regarding the journey of an allied patrol commissioned by Franklin D.Roosevelt during World War II to preserve the cultural artifacts destroyed by the Nazis. Clooney stars alongside Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett in the upcoming American drama. Junior and film aficionado, Will Yoo recommends “The Monuments Men” for its important premise and significance over other films which he believes are “wastes of money and talent”. Moviegoers should keep their eyes out for the film, which is scheduled to be released on February 7, 2014.

Other movies making their way into theaters in 2014 are “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” “The Giver,” “Paranormal Activity 5,” “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” and more.

Ward Melville students will surely take a break from team meets, homework and clubs,  and perhaps some will even adjourn their frantic assembling of college applications, to watch many of these upcoming films.
The Monuments Men Trailer Noah Trailer